How to Stop Worrying and Start Living

Version: Unabridged
Author: Dale Carnegie
Narrator: Andrew MacMillan
Genres: Self Development
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio
Published In: December 1999
# of Units: 9 CDs
Length: 10 hours, 25 minutes
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This audiobook can change your life!

Simon & Schuster Audio is proud to present one of the best-selling books of all time, Dale Carnegie's perennial classic "How to Stop Worrying and Start Living" -- presented here in its entirety on 8 cassettes.

Through Dale Carnegie's seven-million-copy bestseller, millions of people have been helped to overcome the worry habit. Dale Carnegie offers a set of practical formulas you can put to work today -- formulas that will last a lifetime! Discover how to:

Eliminate fifty percent of business worries immediately Reduce financial worries Turn criticism to your advantage Avoid fatigue -- and keep looking young Add one hour a day to your waking life Find yourself and be yourself -- remember, there is no one on earth like you!

"How to Stop Worrying and Start Living" deals with fundamental emotions and ideas. It is fascinating to listen to and easy to apply. Let it change and improve you. There's no need to live with worry and anxiety that keep you from enjoying a full, active and happy life!

Reviews (10)

You can tell this book is old

Written by Beau Conway from Gatineau, QC on October 4th, 2007

  • Book Rating: 2/5

The content of this book was out of date. The underlying theme of this book was that if you're worried about something...Don't worry about it! That's all fine and dandy but there were few methods that could be taken away and implemented in to one's life.

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Written by Ryan Christie on August 10th, 2007

  • Book Rating: 3/5

Very average from start to finish. Much of the storytelling was redundant and a bit long. Once an idea was vetted, it got repeated over and over again. Average.

Too Long.......

Written by Anonymous on April 30th, 2007

  • Book Rating: 3/5

Not bad at first, but it drags on a little too long. Should have stopped the book after 9 CD's....Started to get too repetitive, and the message would have been recieved by then anyway.

Another worth while 'reading'

Written by Jason Carter on July 26th, 2006

  • Book Rating: 4/5

Another great book to 'read' It seemed a little like another book of his I've 'read' and I liked this one a lot also. Best quote to stop worrying... "Much of my life has been full of terrible tragedies, most of which never happened"

Required Reading!

Written by David Jackson from Racine, WI on March 4th, 2006

  • Book Rating: 5/5

Like "How to WIn Friends..." this is required reading. I love love love the narrator; he sounds just like I would imagine Dale Carnegie himself would be. The stories are a bit long, and the whole thing is somewhat repetitive, but a daily dose on the way to work sure did me a lot of good. Highly Recommended!!

A classic

Written by Anonymous on August 25th, 2005

  • Book Rating: 5/5

Presented in an as-matter-of-fact style. Unlike many other self help books which give track after track of promises and no substances. This title contains many practical ideas. If you like Earl Nightingale, you'll enjoy this.

Excellence Revisited

Written by Matthew Haney from Westminster, MA on January 31st, 2005

  • Book Rating: 4/5

I have listened to "How to Win Friends and Influence People" and I think it's one of the best books ever written on the "self help" topic. This book is also a great book, beginning to end, however I had a problem with the strong religious influence. Dale basically flat out said "If you can't handle your problems, believe in an imaginary being and stop worrying," as opposed to something like "We're all gonna die, life isn't always great, we'll just have to learn to deal with it and enjoy what we can." Other than that the personal accounts were excellent (I particularly enjoyed the one about Rockefeller,) and in general I feel Dale provides great inspiration.

At least he is Honest

Written by Dave Jackson on January 20th, 2005

  • Book Rating: 3/5

Dale Carnegie took his "How to Win Friends and Influence People" added a couple of new topics, and called it a new book. On disc four he actually says "I'm not telling you anything new, this is information you are already aware of." I thought to myself "No wonder I'm bored." At least he is honest. A postiive attitude is important. I GOT IT OK? Yo've said that in EVERY book you've written. While filled with stories of inspirational people, he took 15 minutes to expain "Don't worry about the past as you can't change it." 15 MINUTES! HEY DALE! How about "How to edit yourself and get to the point!" for a book title. It DID have some insights into battling worry. Good advice. You just had to be patient. Very patient. For him to make his point. If you have read/heard his other titles, you will have overlap (and that was my problem) I was bored. If this was your first Carnedige title, you might enjoy it more than I did.

Very interesting and mind expanding!

Written by John Riedl from Los Angeles, CA on November 22nd, 2004

  • Book Rating: 5/5

Although long, this book is a great resource for anyone at any point in life. It gives both psychological reasons for things as well as personal experiences from people of all walks of life. I'm 28 and enjoyed it so much I had my mother and aunt both listen to it as well.

How to Stop Worrying and Start Living [uab]

Written by Amy B from Oakland, CA on October 23rd, 2004

  • Book Rating: 1/5

I thought it was cheesy. I turned it off after 15 minutes.

Author Details

Author Details

Carnegie, Dale

Perhaps the most well-known author in the field of communication and public speaking, Dale Carnegie was born into poverty on a small farm in Maryville Missouri. Devoted to public speaking from his teen years, he was active in debate in high school. Carnegie attended Warrensburg (Mo.) State Teachers College, and became a salesman for Armour and Company in Nebraska. Moving to New York City in persuit of an acting career, he gave classes in public speaking at the Young Men's Christian Association. Soon he was developing courses on his own, and writing pamphlets that he would eventually publish as books. Carnegie believed that the quickest way to develop self-esteem is through public speaking.

In the early 1930s he was known for his books and a radio program. When he published How to Win Friends and Influence People in 1930, it enjoyed immediate success and would become one of the best-sellers of all time, selling more than 10 million copies in many languages. This led to demand for him as a lecturer and writer: he began a syndicated newspaper column and organized the Dale Carnegie Institute for Effective Speaking and Human Relations, with branches all over the world. He lived to see the day when his name became virtually synonymous with the very kind of self-help-to-success that he promoted.

Dale Carnegie loved to teach others how to become successful. His rock-solid, time-tested advice has helped many now-famous people to climb the ladder of success. How to Win Friends and Influence People remains one of the best-sellers of all time, because of its colorful illustrative stories and simple, well-phrased rules. Two of Dale Carnegie's most famous maxims are, "Believe that you will succeed, and you will," and "Learn to love, respect and enjoy other people." Dale Carnegie died in 1955 at the age of 67.